Less Than Jake has put up a video to celebrate its 20th anniversary exclusively on lessthanjake.com. Fans of the band can watch the video and indulge in a short but sweet recap of one of ska-punk’s greatest pioneering bands.

The video contains audio and video from the band’s first 20 years together, ranging from the group’s early days to recent festival appearances in Europe. Trombonist Buddy Schaub assembled the video, with content pulled from hundreds of hours of archived footage. From seeing lead singers Chris DeMakes and Roger Manganelli play small stages in the late 1990s with bad haircuts…to watching saxophonist Peter “J.R.” Wasilewski and drummer Vinnie Fiorello on stage at large festivals in the late 2010s with worse haircuts, fans will enjoy the audio-visual trip through LTJ’s career.

Less Than Jake will be heading out on tour in February in the northeast with Samiam, Flatfoot 56 and Plow United. In March, the band will play a couple of dates in Colorado and a South American tour has been set for May. 2012 will find the group visiting all different parts of the world, still going strong on the road after 20 years.

The band continues to support the five-song Greetings From Less Than Jake digital EP, self-released on the band’s own label, Sleep It Off Records. The band has also been re-releasing its back catalog via Sleep It Off and will continue to do so as the year progresses.

Date Location Venue
Feb 16, 2012 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl more info
Feb 17, 2012 Philly, PA Trocadero more info
Feb 18, 2012 Towson, MD Recher Theater more info
Feb 19, 2012 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs more info
Feb 21, 2012 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl more info
Feb 22, 2012 Buffalo, NY Rapids Theater more info
Feb 23, 2012 Cleveland, OH Peabodys more info
Feb 24, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA Mr Smalls more info
Feb 25, 2012 Poughkeepsie, New York The Chance more info
Mar 03, 2012 Jupiter, Florida Seabreeze Amphitheater more info
Mar 08, 2012 Vail, Colorado Vail Village (Budlight Street Beat) more info
Mar 09, 2012 Denver, Colorado The Summit Music Hall more info
Mar 31, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada DESERT BREEZE PARK more info
May 20, 2012 Montreal, Quebec Club Soda more info
May 25, 2012 Curitiba, Brazil Espaco Cult more info
May 26, 2012 Sao Paulo, Brazil Carioca Club more info
May 27, 2012 Criciuma, Brazil Diretorio Bar more info
May 30, 2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina El Teatro Colegiales more info
Jun 01, 2012 Lima, Peru Toro Retro Bar more info
Jun 02, 2012 Bogota, Colombia Teatro Metro Bogota more info

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When Henry‘s not busy working for the corporate machine, updating this page and speaking in third person, he’s busy shooting and editing pictures from concerts, designing logos for bands, setting up interviews and trying to develop a podcast.

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